Amazon India announced on Monday, that it has recently eliminated single-use plastics from packaging across its fulfillment centers.
As part of its goal of creating an environmentally sustainable supply chain, set in September 2019, all 50+ fulfillment centers in the country have taken steps to utilize eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics. Beginning in December 2019, the company made the switch from bubble-wrap and air pillows, to “paper cushioning”, while also introducing plastic-free, biodegradable, paper tape to secure packages.
As a milestone in our commitment towards sustainability, we've eliminated single-use plastic in packaging from @amazonIN fulfillment centers. We're passionate about the well-being of our planet & will continue to invest & innovate towards a greener future. https://t.co/GlGJzEWfMn
— Amit Agarwal (@AmitAgarwal) June 29, 2020
Prakash Kumar Dutta, Director, Customer Fulfillment & Supply Chain, stated;
“The elimination of single use plastic in our packaging across our fulfillment centers marks an important milestone in our relentless journey towards building a sustainable supply chain. Our aim is to minimize environmental impact while elevating customer experience.”
Amazon India has preciously announced their Packaging-Free Shipping policy in over 100 cities, with 40% of orders now being shipped packaging-free, or with minimal packaging.